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Spark Venture Competition 2021

The Spark Venture Competition in Sacramento is an annual venture competition hosted by the Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for early stage startups and social impact ventures during Global Entrepreneurship Week. A total of $20,000 in cash awards will be given out.

The competition is open to early stage ventures aiming to operate in the Greater Sacramento Region. An application is required to be considered for Round 1 of judging. Finalists will be announced virtually and are invited to an optional pitch workshop to help prepare for the final round. In the final round, teams compete by presenting their pitches to a panel of judges (5 min presentation and 5 min Q&A) to win cash prizes.

Prizes: Two tracks For-Profit and Social Ventures:
– 1st Place $7,500 for each track
– 2nd Place $2,500 for each track


Key Dates:
Application Deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 27th
Finalists announced: Monday, Nov. 1st
Pitch Workshop (optional): Tuesday, Nov. 4th at 12:30 pm
Demo Day: Wednesday, Nov. 10th at 6 pm

Register Here